Halsey's Platinum Hit “New Americana”

Up for auction is the breakthrough platinum hit “New Americana” from electro-pop icon Halsey’s debut studio album, Badlands.


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Top Bid: Paul R

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Starting Price: $32,000
Bidding Increment: $800
Closing Price: $79,200
End Date: Nov 18, 2019, 3:25 PM MST
Dollar Age:

4.33 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $8,320
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

January 17, 2020

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, TV/Film/Commercial Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: BMI


Now is your chance to collect Life of Rights royalties on internationally recognized electro-pop hit “New Americana.”

Since its 2015 release, “New Americana” has gone Platinum and Gold in over five countries across the globe including the United States and Italy, among others. Released as the second single to Halsey’s Badlands, the album itself found success in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, where it debuted in the top three chart positions.

“New Americana” garners an impressive foundation abroad with over 66% of earnings in the last year deriving in countries outside of the U.S. The United Kingdom currently contributes the largest portion – making up 42% of international royalties collected in the last 12 months.

It’s no surprise that streaming earnings round out the majority of revenue collected by “New Americana.” Spotify is the leading streaming source for the track and Halsey’s presence on the platform is impressive – at 38 million monthly listeners. According to Chartmetric, this number is growing by an average of 11,000 followers each day.

Key Drivers

International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 49% of historical earnings. As the winner of this auction, you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by BMI, regardless of when they were earned. As this collection earns primarily from countries outside the United States, it’s important to note that international earnings can often be reported to distributors with limited detail. These international earnings often include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film.

Pop/Streaming. According to the BuzzAngle 2018 Music Report, pop titles were the second-most streamed songs last year, representing 19.3% of all streams, up from 15.6% in 2017. Streaming accounts for 26% of this pop catalog's earnings last year.

About the Royalty Distributor

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, SESAC & Global Music Rights. It collects license fees from music users on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. For more information on BMI’s distribution schedule, click here.

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